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Full Text of SB0239  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Sen. Emil Jones, III


225 ILCS 37/16

    Amends the Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning exemptions from the Act.

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1    AN ACT concerning regulation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Environmental Health Practitioner Licensing
5Act is amended by changing Section 16 as follows:
6    (225 ILCS 37/16)
7    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
8    Sec. 16. Exemptions. This Act does not prohibit or
9restrict any of the the following:
10        (1) A person performing the functions and duties of an
11    environmental health practitioner under the general
12    supervision of a licensed environmental health
13    practitioner or licensed professional engineer if that
14    person (i) is not responsible for the administration or
15    supervision of one or more employees engaged in an
16    environmental health program, (ii) establishes a method of
17    verbal communication with the licensed environmental
18    health practitioner or licensed professional engineer to
19    whom they can refer and report questions, problems, and
20    emergency situations encountered in environmental health
21    practice, and (iii) has his or her written reports
22    reviewed monthly by a licensed environmental health
23    practitioner or licensed professional engineer.



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1        (2) A person licensed in this State under any other
2    Act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is
3    licensed.
4        (3) A person working in laboratories licensed by,
5    registered with, or operated by the State of Illinois.
6        (4) A person employed by a State-licensed health care
7    facility who engages in the practice of environmental
8    health or whose job responsibilities include ensuring that
9    the environment in the health care facility is healthy and
10    safe for employees, patients, and visitors.
11        (5) A person employed with the Illinois Department of
12    Agriculture who engages in meat and poultry inspections or
13    environmental inspections under the authority of the
14    Department of Agriculture.
15        (6) A person holding a degree of Doctor of Veterinary
16    Medicine and Surgery and licensed under the Veterinary
17    Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004.
18(Source: P.A. 92-837, eff. 8-22-02; 93-281, eff. 12-31-03.)